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Old 01-18-2009, 08:43 AM
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Default Anybody do diamond cutting?

As above, im in need of some tamiya alloy wheels diamond cutting. Anybody do or know of somebody who can do this?

Thanks, Dan.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:56 PM
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thats making the nicks in the metal to make it sparkle right
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because i can do that i have alot of equiptment in my shop to use
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Thats right. Gives it that rainbow effect. What kinda $$ would you charge?

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how many wheels
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4 Tamiya mini rims. 1.5"
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hows $40.00 sound?
pm me and i will give you my address
and let me know how mutch of the wheels you want done
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Thanks stone cold. Let me have a think and check how much shipping is to usa and back.
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send me a pm when you decide
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Sounds like a neat look. Wish somebody would post some pics.

We aren't talking about diffraction gratings here are we?
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Ill post a pic of diamond cut wheels...
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http://www.lxsport.jp/english/wheel/index.html#

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Son of a gun, those are beautiful.

So it would seem that it really is a diffraction grating thing that we're doing here. How in the world can the lathe be programmed to feed that slow and follow the contour of the wheel?

If I remember my physics at all, the lines are only a few microns apart.

I found another picture.
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Yeah, you can just make out the lines in the alloy. It gives a rainbow effect when the sun shines at them from certain angles.

I have them on my 1:1, which got me thinking.
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